Born & raised in Chicago, Donald Conley is a producer of scripted & unscripted stories whose work revolves around themes of influence, rehabilitation & ties that bind. He is a 2020 Screenwriters Colony Fellow and a 2022 CIX: Lab Fellow for his narrative feature script, Marathon.
Donald has produced documentaries that have been distributed by Netflix, PBS, and HBOMax among others. Donald is the Co-Producer of Racquet, a series of four mini documentaries based on articles published by Racquet Magazine. Executive produced by Topic, Racquet Shorts opened at the 2019 Whitney Museum Biennial.
In 2021, Donald produced Change the Name, a documentary short selected for Tribeca Studios' Queen Collective program & distributed by BET Networks. Donald is also the Associate Producer of HBOMax's Atlas of the Heart with Brené Brown.
Donald's most recent directorial effort, Matriarch, premiered at the 58th Annual Chicago International Film Festival in 2022.